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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) The evening after the Chiltern's party.
(b) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.
(c) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(d) At Christmas time.

2. If Sir Robert meets Mrs. Cheveley's demands, what will she give him with the prettiest thanks?
(a) A recommendation to the House of Commons.
(b) Money.
(c) A kiss.
(d) The letter.

3. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?
(a) Goring.
(b) Lord Caversham.
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.

4. What is Lady Chiltern's first name?
(a) Mary.
(b) Elizabeth.
(c) Gertrude.
(d) Mildred.

5. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) The Queen's Ball.
(b) A poker game.
(c) A political rally.
(d) The Bachelor's Ball.

6. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring call the item Mabel finds?
(a) A pin.
(b) A useless bit of fluff.
(c) Inconsequential.
(d) A bracelet.

7. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Three years.
(b) Five years.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) Ten years.

8. Who does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert advised her to invest in the Argentine Canal Company?
(a) Goring.
(b) Baron Arnheim.
(c) Her father.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

9. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Lady Markby.
(d) Goring.

10. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It would be a great international value.
(b) It would improve international relations.
(c) It is unsafe.
(d) It would be a waste of money.

11. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?
(a) For people to stay together for a long time.
(b) For people never to marry.
(c) For people to marry as often as they can.
(d) For people to wait until they are older to marry.

12. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?
(a) At a party.
(b) At Mrs. Cheveley's wedding.
(c) In school.
(d) At Goring's house.

13. Fill in the blank. Goring says, "Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, ________."
(a) I'd be dead by now.
(b) Life would be much easier.
(c) Life wouldn't be worth living.
(d) Humans would be terribly boring.

14. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(b) Tell Goring to leave the party.
(c) Retire from public life.
(d) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.

15. Who says, "This is a game of life as we all have to play it"?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Goring.
(c) Mabel.
(d) Sir Robert.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Sir Robert give Goring for being unable to tell his wife about being blackmailed?

2. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?

3. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?

4. What does Lady Chiltern tell Goring he'd find interesting about her meeting in Act 1, Part 2?

5. At the dinner party in Act 1, Part 1, what does Lady Basildon think of the man who talks about his wife during dinner?

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